Whiteside (personal) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against Utah. Whiteside will miss yet another game while away from the team for the birth of his child. His next opportunity to return will come Friday in Memphis.
Whiteside (personal) won't be available to play Monday against the Lakers, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports. Whiteside will miss another game after leaving the team for the birth of his child. His next opportunity to return will come Wednesday in Utah.
Whiteside (personal) is out Saturday against the Clippers. A personal matter will cause Whiteside to miss his second straight game. Bam Adebayo is in line to draw another start, and he'll likely continue doing so until Whiteside returns.
Whiteside will not travel with the Heat for Friday's game against the Suns due to the potential birth of his child, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. The trip to Phoenix is the beginning of a six-game road trip out West for the Heat, so it's unclear when, if at any time, Whiteside will rejoin the team. The last time Whiteside missed a game, Bam Adebayo got the start while Kelly Olynyk saw additional time off the bench, and the two will likely split time at center once again in the big man's absence.
Whiteside finished with 12 points (6-7 FG, 0-2 FT), nine rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal across 25 minutes Tuesday in the Heat's 105-90 loss to the Magic. While Whiteside's line was useful enough, it still probably registered as a disappointment for those who rolled with him in DFS lineups coming off a 23-point, 20-rebound game against Utah two days earlier. Perhaps more than his on-court performance, Whiteside drew the most headlines Tuesday for leaving the bench and heading for the locker room before the game even concluded. Per ESPN.com, coach Erik Spoelstra said he didn't receive an explanation about the abrupt departure from Whiteside, who went unused in the fourth quarter while Bam Adebayo manned center. Even if the Heat are able to quickly defuse the situation, it's not a great look for Whiteside, who routinely groused about his late-game usage in 2017-18.
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